Sometimes I come up with a recipe all on my own. Sometimes the ingredients are thrust upon me. Like this recipe for the Improv Challenge, where participants are given two ingredients and sent off to create a masterpiece. This month's challenge is to use orange and ginger. My entry? A dessert (of) course.
Pears with Warm Orange-Ginger Sauce
Yield: 4-5 servings
1/4 cup honey (orange-blossom goes with the theme, but is optional)
1/2 cup orange juice (preferably fresh)
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch ground cloves
pinch kosher salt
1 Tbl. fresh lemon juice
1 (15 oz.) can pear halves, drained (4-5 halves)
4-5 tsp. sliced or slivered almonds, for garnish
Combine honey, orange juice, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.
Place each pear half, cut-side down, on a dessert plate. Ladle warm sauce evenly over each serving. Garnish each with 1 teaspoon almonds, if desired.
This recipe has been entered in the Improv Challenge, hosted by Edesia.
Important note! Because this post is participating in a blog hop, some of the recipes below might not be kosher.